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Parcel: See “Lot of record.”

Parent: means an affiliate that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls another person.

Park and Ride: Motor vehicle parking spaces to be occupied by vehicles left by individuals who transferred to other modes of transportation for the remainder of their trip to an off-site location (for example, a driver who transfers from a car to a bus, train, or carpool for the remainder of the trip to work or school).

Parking Block: A wheel stop.

Parking Lot: An area of land where vehicles are kept on a daily, overnight, or temporary basis; not to include the storage of wrecked or abandoned vehicles, vehicle parts, or the repair of vehicles.

Parking Space: A designated off-street area designed to accommodate the parking of one vehicle.

Passive Recreation: Recreational activities that do not require a developed site. This includes such activities as trails for walking, hiking, and horseback riding; and areas for picnicking.

Pedestrian Mall: A public or private, improved area intended for public pedestrian and non-motor use that is permanently preserved for such use through limited easements or rights of enforcement granted to the City, or other similar legal techniques.

Pedestrian Passage: A site feature of Design Districts where a passageway for pedestrian movement is provided through the development site.

Person: Any individual, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, public or private corporation, trust, estate, commission, board, public or private institution, utility, cooperative, interstate body, or other legal entity.

Personal Wireless Service: Commercial mobile services, unlicensed wireless services, and common carrier wireless exchange access services, as defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Phase of Grading: One of two types of grading, rough or fine.

Philanthropic Institution: An organization distributing or supported by funds set aside for humanitarian purposes.

Pilot Plant: A building or operation in which processes planned for use in production elsewhere can be developed and/or tested, but not including the production of any goods on the premises primarily for sale or for use in production operations.

Place of Worship: A building primarily used by a non-profit organization for organized religious services and supporting uses.

Plant Unit: The measure of plant material required for 100 linear feet of buffer area to meet landscape requirements and ensure variety in buffer plantings.

Plat: A map, chart or plan of a tract or parcel of land which is to be or which has been, subdivided.

Playground: A constructed area designated for play and recreation typically for children, surfaced with material recommended by the most current safety handbook published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and consisting of play structures and equipment, including but not limited to, slides, swings, rockers, and climbing apparatus.

Podium: The initial level(s) of a building, beginning at ground level, above which the building steps back to greater height. Building podiums can vary from one story to several stories in height.

Porte Cochere: A roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway and sheltering those getting in or out of vehicles.

Post-FIRM: Construction or other development which started on or after the effective date of the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map for the area.

Pre-FIRM: Construction or other development which started before the effective date of the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map for the area.

Preliminary Plat: A map indicating the proposed layout of a development and related information that is submitted for preliminary review.

Primary or Main Entrance: An ingress/egress of a building designed to accommodate a predominant amount of foot traffic for the building.

Principal Use or Primary Use: The main use of land or buildings as opposed to a secondary or accessory use.

Principally Above Ground: At least 51% of the actual cash value of the structure is above ground.

Producer: A person or entity that makes a food or beverage, raises or produces farm products, or creates value-added farm products from farm products raised or produced on land that the person or entity farms.

Property Owner or Owner: The owner of a parcel of land as shown on the Durham County tax records.

Protective cover: See "ground cover."

Public Antenna-Supporting Structure: An antenna-supporting structure, appurtenances, equipment enclosures, and all associated ancillary structures used by a public body or public utility for the purposes of transmission and/or reception of wireless communication signals associated with but not limited to: public education, parks and recreation, fire and police protection, public works, and general government.

Public Art: A work of art in any medium that has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the physical public domain, usually outdoors and publicly accessible.

Public Facility: A building or area owned or used by any department or branch of the Durham City Government, Durham County Government, the State of North Carolina, or the Federal Government.

Public Park or Playground: A park or playground available to the general public.

Public Parking: Parking spaces or areas controlled by, or under contract with, a governmental entity to allow for general public use of the parking spaces and not dedicated to a specific user.

Public Safety and/or Nuisance: When used in reference to Sec. 3.21, Floodplain Development Permit and Sec. 8.4, Floodplain and Flood Damage Protection Standards, means anything which is injurious to the safety or health of an entire community or neighborhood, or any considerable number of persons, or unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, or river, bay, stream, canal, or basin.

Public Safety Communications Equipment: All communications equipment utilized by the City/County of Durham for the purpose of operation in the interest of the safety of the citizens of Durham and operating within the frequency range of 806 MHz and 1,000 MHz and future spectrum allocations at the direction of the FCC.

Public Utility: A business or service that provides the public with electricity, gas, water and sewer service, telephone or cable television service. A wireless communication facility, unless regulated as a public utility by State or federal regulations, shall not be considered a public utility.